Young doctor in fatal flight ‘fought like a hero’
Young doctor in fatal flight ‘fought like a hero’Charmie Joy Pagulong(The Philippine Star) – March 31, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Before taking the ill-fated air ambulance for Tokyo, the young doctor on the flight had been busy as a frontliner in the battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.Dr. Cenover Nicandro “Nicko” Bautista II, 33, who worked at the Mandaluyong City Medical Center, “fought like a hero,” according to his sister, singer Ria Bautista.Nicko was among the eight passengers who died after the Lionair Westwind jet on a medevac mission exploded at th...
Charter flight to bring Georgian citizen from Bulgaria
By TrendA charter flight will bring Georgian citizens from Bulgaria, Trendreports referring to Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.As reported, the flight, which is already scheduled, will be carried out by Myway Airlines from the city of Burgas.The plane will also bring drivers of transit companies, who were not allowed to board on ships due to the activated maritime travel restrictions amid coronavirus spread.The price for a charter flight is 100 euro. All passengers who arrive in Georgia will be put under 14-day quarantine.The number of COVID-19 cases in Georgia has r...
Nation's air cargo transport on full-throttle flight
Chinese medical experts and Pakistani officials pose for a group photo at the Islamabad International Airport in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, March 28, 2020. An 8-member medical expert team organized by the Chinese government arrived here on Saturday to help Pakistan fight the COVID-19 pandemic.Photo:XinhuaChina's effective coronavirus containment has set the stage for the nation's air cargo capacity to rebound to pre-virus levels, as officials are encouraging its airlines to up the ante in all-cargo freighters.The number of international all-cargo flights operated by Chinese and foreign ai...
Man arrested for delaying flight in Japan by saying he has COVID-19
A man was arrested Friday on suspicion of obstructing business after he allegedly delayed a domestic flight in Japan a day earlier immediately before takeoff by telling cabin crew he was infected with the novel coronavirus.Norihiro Kojima, 69, is suspected of delaying a Jetstar Japan flight scheduled to depart from Narita airport, near Tokyo, for over an hour and interfering with the business of the low-cost carrier after he told cabin crew around 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, "I have tested positive (for the virus) but it is okay."It remains unknown whether he was really infected with the virus. Koj...
A time for solitude
Starting on Thursday, Thailand is under a state of emergency. Hopefully, this will help the country cope with the Covid-19 pandemic more effectively. At the time of writing, a full lockdown is not yet announced. But in line with the emergency decree, it’s likely that social distancing will no longer be urged but enforced. Only with people staying calmly at home will it be possible to keep the highly contagious virus under control. China has shown that such stringent measures worked. If everybody complies, it should bring a good result here, too.For people who love to travel, myself included, b...
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Coronavirus: Pakistanis stranded at airports in UAE flew back home on a special flight
Dubai: Some 101 Pakistanis stranded at airports in the UAE were flown back home on a special flight from Dubai.Pakistan Consulate General in Dubai arranged the flight in coordination with the Flydubai and Emirates airlines in Dubai. “We are thankful to Flydubai, Emirates and the Dubai International Airport for operating a special flight to evacuate the Pakistani passengers stranded at the airports,” Pakistan Consul General Ahmed Amjad Ali told Gulf News. He himself surprised with operation at the airport and provided the stranded passengers with food, medicines and even accommodation for some....
Pakistan halts international passenger flights for two weeks
Islamabad (AFP) - Pakistan announced Saturday it is suspending for a fortnight all international passenger flights into and out of the country in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus."We are suspending international flight operations effective tonight at 8:00 pm (1500 GMT)," the prime minister's special assistant on national security, Moeed Yusuf, told an Islamabad press briefing. "No international flights will be allowed to land in Pakistan for two weeks."As of Saturday, Pakistan had tested 4,046 people for the virus, with 524 positive cases and three deaths.Yusuf said a few flights alread...
Coronavirus hits Abuja; FIRS staff, two others test positive
Coronavirus hits Abuja; FIRS staff, two others test positive.According to PUNCH, three persons have tested positive to COVID-19 in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.PUNCH also reported that the index case was one of the passengers on British Airways flight that landed on March 13, 2020.The index case was also reported to be an official of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.The three patients are now at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.“The bad news is that three samples from the FCT suspected cases tested positive for coronavirus. We have got in touch with the University of Abuja Teaching Hosp...
Woman loses job for hiding symptoms on flight
By WANG KEJU | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-03-21 07:57An employee of a biotech company in the United States, who is under criminal investigation by Beijing police for concealing her novel coronavirus symptoms during a flight to China, has been dismissed by her company.Biogen, a drugmaker based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, said in a statement on Sina Weibo on Friday that the 37-year-old, surnamed Li, was an employee of the company, but she made the decision to travel to China without informing the company and ignored the guidance of health experts.Her behavior is against the company's values, a...
Expats worried as overseas kids can’t fly down due to visa suspension
DUBAI: Expat parents, whose children had to cancel their trip back home to the UAE following the suspension of entry to all pre-issued visit and residence visa holders, said they are a worried lot.Pragya Handa, 25, a post-graduate student at the Fletcher School at Tufts Boston, was booked nearly 10 days ago on the Emirates flight to Dubai.“Pragya just started her Masters in Diplomacy this Fall. Following the suspension of classes and commencement of remote learning, with campus shutdown, she decided to return to Dubai and made the booking nearly 10 days ago. She called up the airline office af...